Why does a star agree to postpone the release of his film when another star requests him to do so? It is said that stars are in cut-throat competition with one another.
– Stars do compete with one another but that does not mean that they are not considerate towards one another. It all depends on the relationship shared between two stars and it is also about how convincing the request for the postponement is. Like, for instance, Akshay Kumar agreed to postpone BACHCHAN PANDEY when Aamir Khan asked him for the favour to not clash with LAAL SINGH CHADDHA.
Why would a filmmaker use the same title for his new film as that of his old film? I’m talking about Imtiaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal.
– Perhaps, because he couldn’t find a more appropriate title than LOVE AAJ KAL. Imtiaz probably wanted to use the goodwill attached to that title as his earlier film with this title was a hit and it has great recall value. But yes, not many filmmakers would do what Imtiaz Ali has done – and that too, so quickly. His first LOVE AAJ KAL was released in 2009 while the new one has come just eleven years after that.
Do stars lead more insecure lives nowadays as compared to, say, the 1980s? After all, most of them are working in just one film or two films at any given time as against the six, seven or more films they used to work in simultaneously back then.
– Stars of today are more confident than those of yesteryears. Also, most of the established stars are doing well-paying endorsements and always have a couple of film projects lined up to start once the current one/s is/are complete. So they may be working in one film or two films at a time but they are committed to doing a couple of more films, besides the one on the floors. Also, since the avenues of revenue for films are more today, many star cast films prove to be profitable ventures even if their box-office returns are not upto the mark. All of these factors take care of the insecurity that could creep in had the conditions been different.